to knock for six


to knock for six
Ударить с большой силой, добиться решительной победы. В крикете счёт в 6 очков достигается тогда, когда мяч ударяется с такой силой, что летит за пределы поля, не касаясь земли. Маршал Монтгомери (1887—1976), командующий британскими войсками в Северной Африке во время Второй мировой войны, был любителем спортивных метафор. Он обещал своим войскам, что они 'would knock the Germans for six' («разобьют немцев»), что они и сделали.

When she told me that she was going to marry someone else I was knocked for six. — Когда она сообщила мне, что собирается выйти замуж за другого, я был ошеломлён.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • knock for six — ▪ To overcome completely ▪ To take by surprise ● six * * * knock (someone) for six see ↑six • • • Main Entry: ↑knock …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock for six — ► knock for six Brit. informal utterly surprise. Main Entry: ↑six …   English terms dictionary

  • knock for six — knock (someone) for six British & Australian, informal to surprise and upset someone a lot. It really knocked me for six when my ex boyfriend announced he was getting married …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. Cf. hit for six . Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knock for six —  Defeat. Surprise greatly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hit/knock for six — hit/knock (someone) for six Brit informal : to have an unpleasant and shocking effect on (someone) The news of the accident really hit me for six. • • • Main Entry: ↑six …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock someone for six — knock someone for six/knock someone sideways/informal phrase to make someone feel very shocked or upset Thesaurus: to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym to make someone feel shocked or surprisedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock someone for six — knock (someone) for six British & Australian, informal to surprise and upset someone a lot. It really knocked me for six when my ex boyfriend announced he was getting married …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock somebody for six — hit/knock sb for ˈsix idiom (BrE) to affect sb very deeply • The business over the lawsuit had really knocked her for six. Main entry: ↑sixidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. — knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. informal utterly surprise or overcome someone. → six …   English new terms dictionary

  • hit somebody for six — hit/knock sb for ˈsix idiom (BrE) to affect sb very deeply • The business over the lawsuit had really knocked her for six. Main entry: ↑sixidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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